[kaffe] strange OpenBSD/sparc hang

Dalibor Topic robilad at kaffe.org
Sun Mar 14 15:38:02 PST 2004

Dalibor Topic wrote:
> Ciao Riccardo,
> Riccardo wrote:
>> Hey,
>> I build Kaffe on OpenBSD/sparc with the new compare/exchnage code that 
>> seems to work on Solaris.
>> The VM builds fine, when building the libraries, the process stops at:
>> [ optimized and generated java.text.ChoiceFormat in 3,209 ms ]
>> and it remains there forever. AN analysis of top with the process 
>> indicates it is "idle" and the process is in "poll" state.
> A quick grep through the source reveals that poll is only used by 
> unix-jthreads. Could you try reconfiguring and rebuilding kaffe from 
> scratch with posix threads [1]? For a more experimental feel, you could 
> try commenting out the
> #define USE_POLL        1
> line in kaffe/kaffevm/systems/unix-jthreads/jthread.h, to see if that 
> helps.

Oh, and as a third solution, we might try to check for POLLIN | POLLHUP, 
as suggested in http://cr.yp.to/docs/unixport.html .

dalibor topic

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